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HouseWednesday, October 2, 2019 2:00 PM      

Health and Human Services Finance Division

Location: University of Minnesota-Rochester, Room 417, 111 S Broadway, Rochester MN
Chair: Rep. Tina Liebling


NOTE: This hearing will be part of mini-session and held in Rochester, Minnesota at the University of Minnesota-Rochester, Room 417
111 S Broadway, Rochester MN.

I. Overview of Pharmaceutical Drug Prices: Vincent Rajkumar, MD, Mayo Clinic

II. Recap of Prescription Drug Proposals and Next Steps

a. Pharmacy Benefit Manager Licensure Implementation: Peter Brickwedde, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce

b. Update on Prescription Drug Bills:
i. HF1246 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required.
ii. HF4 (Lesch) Drug manufacturer or distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of
human services, and health plan companies required to notify the attorney general of certain prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take
action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to price increases; and civil penalties imposed.
iii. HF1523 (Cantrell) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility
requirements specified.

III. Civica Overview: Eric Tichy, Vice Chair of Pharmacy Supply, Mayo Clinic

IV. Public Comment on Prescription Drug Pricing

Please contact Patrick McQuillan ( and Krysta Niedernhofer ( by Tuesday at 3 pm if you would like to give public testimony on Prescription drug pricing. The hearing will be informational.

Committee Documents:
Recap of Prescription Drug Price and Transparency Bills from 2019 Legislative Session
Dr. Rajkumar's presentation on Prescription Drugs
Presentation on Civica



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